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visit. then tomorrow at the united nations, taking a live address by the president of iran, ahmadinejad. we'll be following that for you right here. we have visitors here on rick's list. they'll be waving at the camera to say hello to wolf blitzer. we send the show off to washington. here's "the situation room" with wolf. happening now, serious now. he's tracking the race for us. what else is going on, brian? >> christine o'donnell was up against it when she took on castle in the primary. she's up against it with the latest poll numbers, still here, still fighting, still attracting more buzz than any senate candidate in the country. and she's not about to back down. >> she's playing the underdog doubts about president obama and the fondness for the tea party. does he think the commander in chief will be fired by voters in 201? we cover a lot of topics in my interview with donald trump from the tax cuts to the power of the aparen tils. also, the war over obama's wars. that's the name of the new book. does the new bob woodward book help or hurt the administration just weeks before the midterm elections? we'll discuss the revelations card, and for good reason. her latest poll numbers with the double digit deficit shows she has a lot of persuading to do to persuade voters. >> when the voters of the state begin to explore her background, look what she said and how she stands on issues, i don't think people will want to support her. >> reporter: o'donnell is facing scrutiny over her finances and denied using personal campaign
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and the possible fallout. and the national star tries to escape the national spot light. christine o'donnell's senate bid may be suffering. we're just moments away from releasing brand new poll numbers. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." right now president obama appears to be losing the confidence of a powerful voter with a huge personal stake in money for her expenses. >> everything is changing. they're tired of the old government. >> reporter: since her upset victory in last week's primary, o'donnell is telling naysayers she's proven everybody wrong once. >> will you be able to talk about the specific question on the $20,000. >> i'll release a statement. no truth to it, though. >> campaign events this week, she's given quick, very general answers to some tough questions. the economy. we're talking about donald trump, the business tycoon and tv personality who knows more than most americans about hiring and, yes, firing. i sat down with him today inside trump tower here in new york city. we spoke about the economy, politics, and much, much more, including the economy. >> you're not convinced he can win re-election? and now tells fox news she's not going to do more national interviews. >> delaware is the focus and local media is my focus. >> could she miss out on the moment to capitalize on the national stage. >> no benefit to the maximum national exposure she's going to get. people don't do that. it brings in money. brings in out of town interests. she has that. >> her opponent chris coons is on the defensive himself.
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>> i don't know if he can. i see such hate red and animosity. we see taxes going up. we see wars that we shouldn't be in. we see roadways going into manhattan that are falling apart and yet we're rebuilding afghanistan. i don't know if it's going to work out for him. >> a little taste of our wide ranging, lengthy, and i should say provocative interview. stand by to hear the complete interview, donald trump's take on the bush tax cuts, the tea he's described as a bearded marxist. >> i'm disappointed we're talking about the title of an article written in a student newspaper 25 years ago. it's important to speak to it and put it to bed. >> will o'donnell be able to convert coons's problems and her own buzz in an upset win. >> what's the path to victory in this race? >> has to pivot to the primary election and the general election and she needs to explain how she's going to represent the moderate's in state. how she's going to represent the party movement, and more. that's coming up here in "the situation room." stand by for all of that. the new book entitled obama's wars. the white house is putting a spin on the released book by the veteran journalist, bob woodward. a senior official says mr. obama is portrayed as the commander in chief who is, quote, analytical, strategic, and decisive in developing a strategy in state as a whole, not just the conservative republicans. >> now both sides are promising these candidates are going to go head-to-head in a series of debates including one next month on cnn. chris coons has not gone after christine o'donnell for the biggest controversies. he hasn't had to. the national democrat senate campaign arm is out with an ad this week attacking her for her financial questions.
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afghanistan. some excerpts are appearing in the nude media. he offers this take on winning the war. i think about it more in terms of do you successfully prosecute a strategy that's stronger rather than weaker in the end. the book underscores the political calculations behind the president's demands for an exit strategy. he's quoted as saying, let me quote again -- i can't let this be a war without an end. and i can't lose the whole democratic party. let's bring in democratic wolf? >> told she tore into the media today? >> that's right. gary tuchman was at an event she spoke to a women's group. the first words is i'm disapointed the media is here because now i can't talk as openly as i want to. this is a loose quote from her. she said they record everything but twist the truth. she did mention cnn's reporting correspondent chris lawrence who's doing the story. a key point in the brand new book reporting that the cia has a covert army in afghanistan and pakistan. what do we know about this army? how big is it, chris? >> the cia built a local army. it's a 3,000-manned paramilitary force, all local afghanistans. it's called the counterterrorism pursuit teams. a u.n. official describes them of the financial impropriety against her. she said you've seen the cnn reporting talking about the soros-back liberal grouped crew. crew denies that. it's distracting our winning message. she had a couple of other words to say there about the media. gary tried to question her after the event about her finances and said, we're giving you a chance to answer the tough questions. she said to basically go to her lawyer in washington and she left. so she's not wasted much time
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to us as elite forces saying, quote, these are some of the finest afghan fighting forces. they made a major contribution to security there. a pentagon source says there is a level of cooperation between these units and u.s. military forces in that area. he says at a minimum, knowing what units are doing when and where so you don't have friendly firing mistakings. n a former senior official says the units were formed eight since speaking last night about not talking to the national media. she didn't waste much time today in tearing into the media. >> thank you for that. i will be a co-moderator of an upcoming debate between christine o'donnell and chris coons. join me on october 13. the debate will air live right here on cnn. a deadly attack in iran is being blamed on terrorists. years ago, focusing on afghanistan. he said the cia is recruiting people to blend in to afghan's society and do clandestine missions but started to do missions over the border in pakistan. he said that area is tribal and afghans can easily cross back and forth over the border in pakistan. >> what is the risk now that they've been exposed? >> just today, the pakistani spokesman said, quote, we don't stand by for details. 100-year tribute to titanic. this time, hopefully, there won't be any icebergs. well-being.
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have reports of foreign troops operating inside our border, but should it happen, our troops will fire on them. a former counterterrorism official says, you know, one of the afghan force's missions has been to pursue intelligence and targeting information within pakistan. so not just chasing terrorists over the border from afghanistan. he says only a select few pakistani officials were kept in the loop about what this afghan team was doing, but now that they have been exposed, he said we're all striving for it. purina cat chow helps you nurture it in your cat with a full family of excellent nutrition and helpful resources. purina cat chow. share a better life. the keep operating there, they said it could put them at tremendous risk now that pakistani authorities know they're there. >> chris lawrence working this story. thanks very much. later this hour, i'll speak to the ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. we'll talk about the headlines of the new bob woodward book, including deep concerns in the intelligence community that the afghan president hamid karzai is purina cat chow. words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen,
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a manic depressive and is on medication right now. ask her about that. stand by. a new round of home numbers in some of the hottest u.s. senate races in the country, including the delaware showdown featuring the controversial republican nominee, christine o'donnell. cnn and "time" magazine our sister publication, were partnering to bring you snapshots of these contests as we close in on the midterm election november 2. we're joined now by the washington deputy bureau chief for "time" magazine, michael crowley. hotel or restaurant workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means working with communities. restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund thanks very much. let's go through some of the new numbers, we'll start in delaware first. the republic -- excuse me, the democratic candidate with 55% in the brand new poll. christine o'donnell, 39%. she's got a struggle ahead of her. >> democrats were cocky when she won the primary, knocking off mike castle assumed to be the strong favorite. democrats felt like republicans had blown it. to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. and our efforts aren't coming at tax-payer expense. i know people are wondering-- now that the well is capped, is bp gonna meet its commitments? i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right.
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there are some who thought you never really know. she's been raising money quickly and sometimes people rally to the underdog. this poll suggests she's not leaping forward. this is about where she was just before the primary, just before she kind of came in a national star. and i think democrats are cautiously optimistic but they're dealing with a little bit of an x factor not sure what to make of it. this they feel like could be the thing that prevents them to worry about losing control of the senate this fall. >> let's check back with kate. she's monitoring some of the stories in the situation room. >> sexual misconduct has now been filed against atlanta megachurch pastor ed long. the suit was brought by a male who claims to be a teenager at the time of the activity. a similar accusation in two other suits filed yesterday calling them without merit. pastor long plans to hold a news >> she's raised more than $2 million in the last week alone. she'll have plenty of money and a lot of tea party enthusiasm, no doubt about that. let's go to colorado. the republican candidate ken buck. he's got 49% in the branld new cnn "time" magazine poll. michael bennett with 44%. >> president obama's approval ratings have been low in the past several months. this is one of a few races where conference tomorrow. in iran, nine people are dead and 20 wound in a terrorist attack in a city. the blast occurred at the scene of a military parade marking the anniversary of the start of the war in iraq in 1980. most of the victims were women and children. a legendary dancer in cuba is inviting president obama to visit the obama administration,
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you see christine o'donnell notwithstanding. tea party nominee democrats made fun of holding their own or doing well. last week, you and i talked about sharon angle ahead of harry reid in nevada. same thing. they can't dismiss these people. they're holding their own in the polls. that race is revolving around some basic issues. cap in trade, health care has bennett on the defensive. he's coming back with some shots for social conservatism. his decision on contraceptivings but not alone. the president wants to bring along five cuban agents imprisoned in the u.s. for more than a decade. they were convicted of spying on groups in miami. three got life sentences for helping cuba shoot down two airplanes dropping leaf lets over the country. and the 100 anniversary of the sinking of the titanic is under way. but have no fear, two cruises are organized to mark that day. and abortion, for instance. and outside groups coming in, karl rove's group american cross roads attacking bennett. another battle in pennsylvania in our brand new poll. the republican, a former congressman with 49%. joe sestak, current democratic congressman with 44%. toomey, five points ahead right now in this poll. >> well, wolf, i had a democratic operative tell me one will follow the exact itinerary and carry the same number of passengers on the doomed ship. the other will set sail from the u.s. both will hold memorial services at the site of the sinking in the north atlantic. so book your tickets or maybe not. and, it's official. the hit tv show "american idol" is revealing the new much-anticipated judge lineup. seacrest today announced steven tyler, jennifer lopez, and
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they think that race is neck and neck, not necessarily as wide as five points. however, that's one where you heard that toomey was a perfect target for democrats. they said this guy has ties to wall street and ben washington. they'll attack him not only as a washington insider but a guy whose -- all of his friends are in wall street in high finance. two big villains right now. it's not working out that way. toomey, a very conservative candidate. in other years in pennsylvania, you might not expect him to do as well as he is, but he's definitely holding his own there record executive jimmy iovine will join randy jackson. the group will replace simon cowell, ellen degeneres, and karla diogiardi. wolf blitzer is busy with politics and could not accept the job. >> fun assignment but not equ qualifie qualified. >> people don't know the dance moves and chops you have. >> i do like music, though. >> you do. and may well have a real lead. >> another important poll number in wisconsin. rus feingold is struggling right now. 45% to his challenger, ron johnson with 51%. that could be serious trouble for feingold. >> democrats are disappointed by this one. feingold has been around for a long time. the voters knew and trusted him. a major leap of faith for the religious community. why churches are now teaming one the new united neighs. details. and donald trump, revealing new details about the next season of his hit show, "the apprenti apprentice" giving new meaning to the concept of reality tv. more of my big interview with donald trump coming up. high blood pressure or diabetes, you may also have very high triglycerides --
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the frustration if you're feingold is here's a guy whose whole career has been about staking out his independence. he's often a lone no votes annoying the democratic colleagues. he's the only person who voted against the patriot act. in the fall of 2001. he opposed the tarp bailout. he can say i'm independent of the democratic party that everyone is so up front against. he wants to run excerpts for his too much fat in the blood. it's a serious medical condition. lovaza, along with diet, effectively lowers very high triglycerides in adults but has not been shown to prevent heart attacks or strokes. lovaza starts with omega-3 fish oil that's then purified and concentrated. it's the only omega-3 medication that's fda-approved. you can't get it at a health food store. lovaza isn't right for everyone. tell your doctor if you're allergic to fish, have other medical conditions and about any medications you're taking, first campaign ads in 1992 more of an average joe saying i haven't changed. i haven't been corrupted by washington. >> let's see next wednesday when we release more poll numbers with "time" magazine. thank you very much. >> thanks, wolf. >> more allegations against a megachurch leader. bishop eddie long is fighting back against the lawsuit accusing him of having a sexual relationship with young men. and women and children killed in especially those that may increase risk of bleeding. blood tests are needed before and during treatment. in some, ldl or bad cholesterol may increase. possible side effects include burping, infection, flu-like symptoms, upset stomach, and change in sense of taste. ask your doctor about lovaza, the prescription that starts in the sea. that while you may come from the same family... you know, son, you should take up something more strenuous. you have different needs and desires.
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nominee christine o'donnell burst on to the national stage with the primaries. and suddenly everybody can't seem to get enough of her. despite the fact she has big question marks on her resume, just like sarah palin. under fire for allegedly misusing campaign funds for personal expenses, like sarah palin. o'donnell has been in the spotlight for saying years ago she dabbled in witchcraft and had one of the first dates with united nations to help fight aids, malaria and tuberculosis. a lot of things may pop into your mind when you think of the united nations, but a religious organization is probably not one of them, but churches and temples are increasingly playing an important role in getting help to the people who need it most. people like joyce from the southeast african country of malawi who has been hiv infected for more than ten years. she says that some churches and the missionaries have treated people like her as outcasts for a witch on a satanic altar. she said that. and she used her views on abstinence to rule out ma masturbati masturbation. after her last cancellation of two sunday show appearances, o'donnell suddenly announced that sarah palin has advised her not to do anymore national media interviews and instead focus on local media. based on sarah palin's interviews with katie couric, that's not bad advice. too long. >> once you are infected with hiv, you are one of the sinners -- >> reporter: so that the religious organizations were condemning you? >> yes, they are condemning us, and being punishment from god. >> reporter: she says that the churches have quote now come to their senses and putting money and people behind an effort to prevent a disease they once shunned. there is also a practical side to the alliance. what religious organizations bring to the table is a vast
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those were disastrous. i wonder if o'donnell is as poorly informed on the issues as palin was. it sounds familiar. palin's resume littered with goofy comments like saying she could see russia from alaska or not being able to name a single newspaper she read on a daily basis. she quit as governor of alaska midway through her first term. she refuses to talk about a lot of the issues with the media unless, of course, it's with the f-word network. they pay her. network of global resources, a lot of people, and a lot of money. >> the church is one of the most trusted delivery systems on the continent and we have our foot in the door already, because we have been there for years. >> reporter: elizabeth gore with the united nations foundation is a spiritual social broker matching churches with u.n. causes like fighting malaria in africa with mosquito nets. >> we have to engage whether it is muslim communities or christian community or jewish but none of that seems to matter. sarah palin is a huge celebrity who people talk about as a serious presidential contender. this is what we need, remember the mccain campaign. here's the question. why do people like sarah palin and christine o'donnell attract so much attention. go to file and please enlighten me. i don't have a clue. >> you're going to be interested when we play the interview i played earlier today at the trump building. communities, we need them as our partners. >> reporter: and what is maybe a surprise is that the tough u.s. economy is not an obstacle to giving. >> the reality is in poor economic times when people know the need, the human spirit kicks in and they want to make a difference. >> reporter: now the bishop bickerton says that he is iss issuing a challenge to other faith-based organizations to get involved with the u.n., and he says when so many denominations are divide theologically, this
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we get into this at length. i want you to stand by for that. get some thoughts. >> going to go in and set my recorder. >> see it live. >> i will? >> no choice. >> captive audience. >> thank you. >> cate baolduan has more. the president today visited the home of a chronically ill is something that, wolf, everyone can unite behind and save a lot of lives. >> hopefully indeed. thank you, dan lothian, who is going to be here covering the president's address before the general assembly. thank you, dan. and jack cafferty is asking why people like sarah palin and christine o'donnell alt tract a lot of attention. and donald trump will explain why he thinks that the u.s. is messing up big time in its economic policy toward china. >> i have a lot of so-called friends in china and they call patient who administration officials will say will benefit from the law's repeal of lifetime coverage limits. children can remain on their parents' plans until age 26, insurers will be required to cover children with pre-existing conditions and various preventive services will be covered. in new york city, mayor bloomberg is getting behind andrew cuomo in the state's tightening race for governor. the endorsement comes in the wake of the surprising new me and we talk. they can't believe how stupid our representatives are that they are getting away with it. i don't blame them. we could've gone a more traditional route... ... but it wouldn't have been nearly as memorable. ♪
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thanks. do you work here? not yet. from tax info to debunking myths, the field guide to evolving your workforce has everything you need. download it now at jack is back with the cafferty file. jack? >> i get lots of mail if you put sarah palin's name in the question. why do people like sarah palin, and why do people like her and christine o'donnell attract attention? and this one, because the media loves the anomaly, the weird and the extreme and the immediate. this coupled with a quick solution and the sound bite and an audience that has a brief attention span makes the palins et al. popular. and andy says that the palin and o'donnell represent the stepford wives. the men can fantasize about them and the older white women can emulate them. it's scary to think that candidates no longer have to talk about the issues.
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and professor writes, i don't think that the majority of the americans like them, but we like train wrecks to occur. these people are whackos and do they think we are stupid enough to fall for rhetoric and populism? nick says that it is because they are in the right place and because the country is going through a tough place economically, they have proved they don't have the qualifications to fix the problems, they provide a mouthpiece to vent for americans. they are using their own position for political gain. and this is three words, pretty white women, all looks and no brains. who is more famous than marilyn monroe? they don't have to be blond to be ditsy. and plus, mrs. o'donnell's recent admissions, you just have to know as the old song goes, "it's witchcraft."
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learninging much more about the bickering in the obama administration in the strategy in afghanistan. the new bob woodward book entitled "obama's war," behind the scenes name calling and serious doubts over where the have you ever been to a date at a satanic altar? well, my life has voids, and that is one of them. >> well, thank you, jack, very much. to our viewers in "the situation room," happening now, america at a crossroads. the u.s. economy is struggling and unemployment at near double-digits, and elections a month away, and voters are expressing anger at president president's strategy can you can seed. joined by david gergen and gloria borger. one of the things we're learning is the president's advice was rejected by the military but he overruled them. >> it was astonishing to me. you know more about this than i would because you've been in the white house. the president had to write his own memo, his own six-page memo, put it on the table. obama, and who is to blame for the current crisis and what can president obama do to turn it around? i will talk about that and much more in my extended interview this hour with donald trump. he explains why he believes that the u.s. is no longer respected around the world, and why h doubts that president obama can be re-elected and why he says, and i'm quoting him now china is getting away with murder. we want to welcome our viewer ins the united states, and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, and you are in i'm wolf blitzer, and you are in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac --
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and say, okay, guys, is this clear enough for you? because he wasn't hearing what he wanted to hear from his advisors or the military. this is a president -- i spoke with lots of folks inside the white house who were in these afghanistan reviews. they made it clear to me -- this was a president very concerned about mission creep. wanted to learn the lessons from vietnam. didn't want his generals to dictate either the timing or the size of his policies. he is a keen political observer and one of the world's best known businessmen and one of the wealthiest people in the united states, donald trump. on forbes newest list just out this hour of the 400 richest people in the united states, it puts his fortune at $2.4 billion. that's up from $2 billion last year. $400 million increase for donald and the troops. he had to write it down himself. it's extraordinary. >> never seen a president do that, six-page memo saying here's the policy. you sell it to the level below you. here's the general direction, write it up, i'll approve it. i think this book shows a lot of quarrelling. any time you deal with him, you invite him inside the white trump in a year according to "forbes." as a successful entrepreneur, he has strong opinions about the u.s. economy and how the turn it around. we talked about that and much more in a wide ranging interview today at his offices in new york. >> as you know the president has been hammered lately, and he has been asked some tough questions by people who supported him in the campaign back in 2008. here is the question to you, how much of the blame does he deserve for the current economy
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house, it's a two-edged sword. >> the president, the vice president, every speaks to him in preparing the books. you worked with him, i'm sure, when you worked advising. >> i give bob woodward enormous credit. i've seen him time and time again come up with inside accounts that are unparalleled. when it comes to national security, the tradition for a long time as you well know is that they can be candid and as opposed to how much of the blame goes to those who gave him this current economy? >> well, i think that everybody gets blame, wolf. i think that he is having a hard time and i don't know if he is ever going to recover. i look at him as a president who is really in trouble. i see what is happening in the country, and there is a movement they have never seen it before, whether it is tea party or whatever, and i just don't know that anybody who is an incomumbt frank. and what i find distressing and objectionable in a time of war, for the white house to engage in wholesale dumping verbatim accounts of what's being said in national security meetings about the war in afghanistan, is, to me, damages the process and undermines national security. >> is this a political liability? >> i think -- i think it could be to a -- to a certain degree. to recover, and unless they are really doing a good job. >> what do you mean recover? >> that means be re-elected. >> you assume he will run for re-election in 2012? >> yes. >> and you don't think thae that he can be re-elected? >> no. when you see the animosity out there, and the roads in manhattan falling apart and yet rebuilding afghanistan, and the wars, and i don't know that it is going to work out for him.
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they made a decision to cooperate. because if you don't, your side of the story isn't going to get out. there is a liability here. because the president is said to be such a reluctant worrier. many say for good reason. you're tempted to ask the question, why did he do it? did he send the troops because he was fulfilling a campaign promise which he made? remember, he said we were fighting the wrong war? that we should have been fighting the war in afghanistan, not in iraq? and so i think it gives folks >> because you and i are old enough to remember 1994 when then-president clinton suffered a huge setback, losing the house and the senate and he came back in '96 and beat bob dole. >> he did and lots of things can happen, but right now the level of animosity and level of almost hatred for our government by our people is unbelievable and i am sure you have never seen anything like it, and i've never seen anything like it. so will he win? -- will he run, yes. will he win? if you asked me a year and a who don't like him the opportunity to raise questions about his motives here. because there's also a line in this book about, well, i can't lose all of the democrats. >> i think what gloria just said, i think that's the line. we don't know the context yet. but the account -- we can't lose all of the democrats. i've got to get out before the election because i can't lose all of the democrats. that's not the way we go to war. >> he's worried about the base in that session. thanks very much. half ago i would have said, absolutely he will run and win. but it is looking really bad for president obama right now. >> and i can remember some intense times and we are almost the same age in the late '60s in the vietnam war and it was very intense and jimmy carter the final year of his presidency when he lost the bid for re-election was very tense, and the interest rates were really high and the 444 days of americans held hostage in iran, and are you saying what you feel
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i'll ask the u.s. ambassador of the united states, susan rice, if the new book by bob woodward gets it right. sensitive questions coming up. also, christine o'donnell shut down the national news media frenzy surrounding her. and my interview today with donald trump who thinks president obama may pay a huge price for the bad economy. i don't know if he'll ever and see right now is as bad in the country as then. >> >> it is really bad, and really bad u no, b snow, but i see the iran making strong statements. you remember with jimmy carter, and they had the hostages and ronald reagan said they will not be in there one minute, and before he took office one minute, they were released. we need somebody to speak to other countries and our enemies. >> you don't think that president obama can? >> well, something is wrong, because we are not respected recover. i look at him as a president who really is in trouble. i can find the combination that gets me there and back quickest. where you book matters. expedia. throughout the world. in the reagan years we were respected, but not in the world as a country. >> those are tough words. >> i don't know if they are tough, but accurate words. >> if you listen to obama and the supporters, there is greater respect now for the united states as opposed to during the bush administration. >> absolutely -- well, i'm not a fan of bush and you know that better than everybody. i thought that bush was a horrible president and absolutely atrocious and certainly this mess started at the end of his reign and during
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his reign, and i saw a woman eloquently stated yesterday that, you know, she is middle income this or that and looking for the american dream, and she stated so it beautifully and this is a supporter of his. i don't think that he will have great support from his people. but if you look at this from the people that h he had support fr, a lot of them are dropping out, and dropping out quickly. now, i'm the worst hawk in the world. personal pricing now on brakes. tell us what you want to pay. we do our best to make that work. deal! my money. my choice. my meineke. i'm a total hawk. >> on national security? >> yes, absolutely, and yet we should not have gone in iraq and the minute we leave and we are out, and we have 50,000, 60,000 soldiers there, and we are out? i don't think that 60,000 soldiers -- and the other thing, if you look at countries like china and what they are doing to this country, we are really building china, because everything that we make is made in china or other countries and it is made there and we don't make things here.
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as an exam pplexample, i ordere thousands of windows a couple of weeks ago, i said, where are they from? china. i said does anybody make them in alabama, oregon or anyplace? no place that used to make windows makes them anymore, so swe are building china to pay for their things. >> what can president obama do to fix the economy? >> well, so many things, but number one, you have to provide money for people who want to build. the biggest industry is the real estate industry, and thousands of people building houses, et cetera, et cetera. but right now if people want to borrow money to buy a house, they can't. they can't borrow money to buy a house, and it is an anomaly, and if i want to you can borrow it at the 2%, so it is an anomaly. >> what can president obama do? >> you have the make this country competitive with other
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president obama just countries because right now it is not. we have to be a manufacturing country, and health care is wonl derful, but it does not make money. we have to bring money in. we used to make things, and we don't make things. >> because it is cheaper to make nit china or india. >> well, if you look at the phony currency, it is hard to compete with china, and we make a better product than china, and i can tell you because i buy a lot of chinese product, only because i have to. we make a lot of good product, but in my opinion, you tax china. china is take advantage of this completed an address at the united nations. the main speech at the u.n. assembly is tomorrow as his administration plays defense at the same time against an explosive new book revealing details about the overall strategy in afghanistan. joining us from the united states, the united states ambassador susan rice. thank you for joining us. busy week with the united nations general assembly in town. let me get you to a couple of questions on afghanistan. country unbelievably. now, i say that you put a 25% tax on everything that is made in china. >> that sattar rif-- that is a tariff. and that creates a trade war. >> they will retaliate. >> how? >> do you know how much money we owe china right now? >> one year of this tax, and we don't owe them anything. one year and we don't owe them anything. >> they have a lot of -- >> i have a lot of so-called friends in china, and they call me, and we talk.
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then i want to move on to some u.n.-related issues. the new book by bob woodward, this is in "the washington post" today. i want to read from story. afghan president hamid karzai was diagnosed as manic depressive according to u.s. intelligence reports. he's on his meds, he's off his meds. woodward quotes u.s. ambassador karl iken berry as saying. based on all of the reports you they can't believe how stupid our representatives are that they are getting away with it. i don't blame them. i'm just saying that they are getting away with murder. they are selling us product at with very low currency, and they are getting away with murder. and they can't believe they are getting away with this murder. >> who is stupid? name names? >> well, you have the start by saying the person that appoints the people. who appoints the people? the president. the president appoints the people. read, is that true? hamid karzai on meds as a manic depressive? >> let me say, i haven't read the woodward book. i have met president karzai on multiple occasions. i have not read anything to suggest that he's a manic depressive on meds. i can't vouch for the origins of woodward's quote. but that does not purport with my experience. when i negotiate with china, i want our business leaders, our best business leaders to negotiate and not a diplomat to make everybody happy and negotiating with these people, they have the smartest and the best negotiating. we don't. we have some diplomat who don't know the first thing ability business. >> what about the treasury secretary timothy geithner? >> he is torn, torn between politics and business. he knows what to do, but he is afraid to do it, and now he has his own problems.
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>> he quotes general petraeus of saying this. i'll read it to you. i think you keep fighting. a little bit like iraq, actually. yes, there has been progress in iraq, but there are horrific attacks in iraq and you have to say vigilant. you have to stay after it. this is the kind of fight we're in for the rest of our lives and probably our kids' lives. is that assessment of the war in summers is out. he is gone. it will be interesting to see who is appointed. but you are asking what to do. we have a huge trade imbalance with many countries, but if you use china as an example, they are eating our lunch. when people talk about free trade and that is tariff. well, i don't mind a tariff on a country who has billions and billions of dollars of surplus. we are rebuilding china. we are rebuilding china, because we order so much. we are so big and ordering so much product from them. another thing, opec. you have 11 people sitting afghanistan your assessment as well? >> let's remember what we're doing in afghanistan. we're in afghanistan to deny al qaeda a renewed safe haven to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al qaeda and ensure the taliban is reversed. that is vital as al qaeda retains an ability to attack and attack the homeland. we can't allow that to hatch. around a table, setting an artificial price for oil. we are a big oil importer. >> and we are dependent on that middle eastern oil. how do you change that? >> they wouldn't be there if it weren't for us. we have protected them for years. they wouldn't be there. let me give you an example and gave it yesterday. kuwait got taken over by iran, no, iraq. so they got taken over by iraq, and the chics moved to london
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it's a cold war, a difficult fight. but the president announced last year a new strategy that is designed to enable us to build up the afghan national security forces so that they can secure their country to build with the partnership of afghanistan to govern and deliver services to its people in a responsible fashion. that's our objective. and the president's strategy and new york in the best suites, and they would not take a suite, but four floors anldz sfloors, them. we go over and fight and then hand it back over to the shaikhs. what? they didn't do anything. we lose lives, we lose money, we lose so much and hand it back to them on a silver platter. now, if you go to the iraqi fund right now, they are not investing in the united states, because they are not believers in the united states, okay. this is years later. now, if that's the fact, if we anticipates and plans on beginning a responsible conditions-based drawdown of u.s. forces next july. so this is not something that's going to be going on in my children's lifetime. this is, indeed, an effort to put first of all additional resources in, to security broader s.w.a.t.s of the country. we're making progress in that regard. and the aim is to transition authority and security responsibility to the afghans as hand the shaikhs back their country, and it is like a private country, and if we hand it back to them, why are they not paying us or doing something? >> now, on kuwait, what you are saying is that after the u.s. liberated kuwait back in 1991, we should have done what? >> we should have told them that we want them to at least reimburse us for the cost of this liberation. what did we do? we liberated it for some very
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we have done in iraq. >> the situation involving iran and north korea. one harvard university nonproliferation expert says the past year has been wasted, basically, that nothing has been achieved in terms of dealing with iran's nuclear weaponry or nuclear capability if there is one down the road, or north korea, which has, we believe, some sort of capability. has anything been achieved as far as iran and north korea over few wealthy people. and those wealthy people are not investing in the united states right now. you know, they don't like the united states. we handed them, if you go to the kuwaiti u fund, they are not investing in the united states, and they find better opportunity elsewhere. they are not wrong about that, but we are stupid people. you mentioned jimmy carter before. i saw him the other day talking about what a great president he was. he handed over the panama canal. i am building a building there the past year? >> absolutely, wolf. you may recall that the president came to the united nations general assembly last year and said that we have sought engagement and negotiation with iran. that door remained opened. but if, in fact, that was not to be the case, there would be consequences. we have work in a methodical and effective fashion with members of the united nations security council to impose this past june and it is thriving and you know why? because the canal is doing so well, they are expanding the panama canal, and panama is doing great. we gave it to them. we didn't say pay us billions of dollars over a 10-year or 50-year period. who are the people making these decisions? so we have very bad decision-makers in the country. and this country didn't get great by having decisions like that made. >> i also spoke to donald trump about jobs in the united states,
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the toughest round of sanctions against iran ever to be on the books. indeed, we have a tough set of sanctions now also against korea. the result of the sapgss coupled with the additional actions that congress has taken and the european union, japan, south korea, canada, australia, and others have taken, is that iran is now under more economic pressure than ever before. it is feeling that pressure. the indications are multiple and varied. and now iran is having to factor and why companies simply are not hiring even, even if they have the money, and his answer plus more on this dire warning right after this break. i have the tell you sit hard to watch in a sense. it is not easy. it is a much different than the original veshgs. this new pressure in to its calculations. we remain ready and willing to engage at the negotiating table. but iran has to be prepared to resolve legitimate concerns about the program in a serious way and peacefully. and that's a major accomplishment in the last year. >> would it help that the president of the united states sat down with the president of iran who's in new york right now, the president's here in new our points from chase sapphire preferred are worth 25% more on travel. we're like forget florida, we're going on a safari. so we're on the serengeti, and seth finds a really big bone. we're talking huge. they dig it up, put it in the natural history museum
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york or on the way. would it help for the two of them to sit down? >> i don't think, wolf, a meeting at the head of state level makes any sense absent iran very seriously. being willing to give up the nuclear program through negotiations. we're part of a group called the p-5 plus one. the permanent members of the security council plus germany. and we get to name it. sethasauraus. really. your points from chase sapphire preferred are worth 25% more on travel? means better vacations. that's incredible. believe it...with chase sapphire preferred your points are worth 25% more on travel when booked through ultimate rewards. through the shared envoy, we reiterated, again, recently, that group's readiness to sit down with the appropriate authorized iranians to talk about the program and have a serious negotiation to get rid of it. they have not responded to that request. that's the venue in which we are looking to pursue discussion of the nuclear program and to ensure that iran does not acquire a nuclear capability that would threaten the john, hostcould switching gei real a bd in the hd or more worth 2 inhe bush? praiser: well you rarely see them in this good of shape. appraiser: for example the fingers are perfect. appraiser: the bird is in mint condition. appraiser: and i would say if this were to go to auction today, woman: really? appraiser: conrvativy it would be worth 2 in the bush. praiser: it's just biful, thank u so much for brinit i woman: unbelievable appraiser: conrvativy it would be worth 2 in the bush. anncr: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more.
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the neighbors, israel, and destabilize international peace and security. >> susan rice, the ambassador of the united nations has a lot on her agenda especially in the next few weeks. good luck. >> good to be with you, wolf. new cnn-"time" magazine poll may be a wakeup call for the senate candidate in delaware, the republican, christine o'donnell. a report from delaware on her campaign and how controversy seems to be catching up with her. and the megachurch leader at the center of the new sex allegations tries to get out his side of the story. with our free loyalty program, you earn great stuff like accident forgiveness and bigger discounts just by staying with us. oh! ooh! so, what you're saying is, it gets even better with age. oh! tell me we're still talking about insurance. rewarding loyalty. now, that's progressive. call or click today.
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more of any interview with donald trump coming up, but over to jack cafferty. >> as we contemplate more taxes going up in january, think about this, another glaring example of government inefficiency. two los angeles departments got $111 million in federal stimulus money and so far they have created a grand total of 55 jobs. 55. that ain't much stimulation. reports of the city comptroller of l.a. show that the department of city parks and recreation show that they are spending too stloely d slowly due to the red tape. they plan to retain 64 jobs once
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this site has a should i try priceline instead? >> no it's a sale. nothing beats a sale! wrong move! you. you can save up to half off that sale when you name your own price on priceline. but this one's a me. it's only pretending to be a deal. here, bid $79. got it. wow! you win this time good twin! there's no disguising the real deal. they spend all of the money. the department 06 partment of p got $71 million in stimulus funds and they got projects like resurfacing streets, and building sidewalks and storm drains, et cetera, and sounds good, right? but the reports, the audits show that it took eight months to put together bids and review them and then award the contracts. as for the department of transportation, they got $41 million to buy new buses and upgrade rail road crossings, and put in new traffic signals. the comptroller's report shows it was a year to approve the purchase of the buses. meanwhile, in los angeles, the unemployment rate is over 12%. at the time, los angeles city officials would not point to the audit, but pointed to newer figures that showed the stimulus dollars hard at work. imagine the private sector, you hire somebody and pay them
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>> delaware right now could be a punch in the gut for christine o'donnell and her tea party campaigning in the u.s. senate. the brand new cnn-"time" magazine opinion research corporation shows o'donnell trailing chris coons by 16 points. the establishment candidate o'donnell defeat in the primary, $100,000 salary, you could hire more people than 55. so should two los angeles departments have been able to create more than 55 jobs with $111 million in stimulus money. figure it out at i know. you shake your head. >> what can you say? >> $111 million and 55 jobs. ah! >> thanks, jack. ""forbes" magazine has released the rich of the 400 richest mike castle, would have a double digit lead if -- huge if, he were the gop nominee. brian todd is in delaware right americans and with the fortune, donald trump is coming in at 153. as the interview with donald trump continues, he says he believes that he knows the reason behind the lack of jobs in the united states. >> reporter: businesses, they have a lot of money and sitting on the sidelines and not hiring, and why? >> because they are afraid of stupidity and uncertainty, and they are afraid that people are giving away our country. they are very, very concerned.
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they don't know what their taxes are going to be. they don't know what their health care is going to b. i have friends that weren't involved in the health care battle that are now calling me and in one case, he said that his health care bill, and runs a big company is going to be over $100 million higher than last year, and he is not exactly sure what to do, and this is a totally unexpected thing that happened to health care to him. he said, we take good care of our people and we have always taken good care, but now we are spending over $100 million and it is the going to make us a non-competitive company, but i have other friends -- >> so you say that companies want certainty and want to know the future before they spend their money. >> they want certainty, and want to know that we are led properly, and what the taxes are going to b a g ting to be, but know, because they don't know what the tax rate is going if be but the country is spending like drunken stay loay lorailors.
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>> well, does it matter to wealthy people if their tax is increased from what it was in clinton administration? >> 4.5%? >> i know a lot of people leaving the country, because you can move to switzerland and these are international people, and international traders and international business people who do a lot of business out of the united states and do more business out of the united states, and they don't have to pay the huge taxes. they can move to another country. i'm not moving. i'm not leaving, okay. but you have people that are anonymous people who are very rich, and very great businessmen and put lots of people, and they are going to leave the country. the taxes are too high. they have the leave the country, and you are going to see it. it is no different than people leaving new york for florida. or people except that they are leaving the united states for another country, and you will have people leaving this country in droves. >> and these jobs that have been lost, the millions of jobs lost over the last few years, are
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they permanently lost? >> well, until we get smart with how we handle opec, and how we handle china, how we handle to a lesser extent india, and i mean, you have some of the credit card companies, you call and you will get india. people sitting in india working out your credit card situation in the united states. why? why is that? but the greatest is opec. you have 11 men sitting around a table sitting on artificially high prices for oil, and it went up to $150 and they had it up to $150, but they pulled that back, because the whole world was going to go into a major depression and they would not get anything. you have ships all over the seas, and all over the seas, wolf, loaded up with oil, and they don't know what to do with it, and i know, because i am friendly with people, and these are friends who laugh with what they are getting away with. they tell me, donny, we don't believe we are getting away with it, and they are so stupid. i don't blame them, because i am a serious kind of guy.
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i don't blame them, and i understand, and i guess i could do the same thing if i could get away with it. but interestingly, if you have a store and i have a store and another friend of ours has a store and we set prices, we go to jail. we go to jail. here you have 11 guys setting the price of oil artificially high. and i have very, very smart person that once told me recently, if we pay more than $50 a barrel for oil, the country can never make it economically. i believe that by the way. it is the -- wolf, it is the blood of the country. did you ever notice that the stock market goes up, oil goes up. stock market goes up, oil goes up. indicators are good, oil goes up. every time something good happens, oil goes up, and it drains the blood. so, ultimaly, unless you do something about opec, in my opinion, this country can never be really great again as an economic power. >> donald trump has plenty to say about the banking industry
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more now of my interview with donald trump. i spoke with him here in new york and i asked him about the crisis in the housing market and he says he sees good news for some people, and bad news for many, many others. you know real estate in the united states. is the dream of owning a home for millions of americans lost? >> well, it is different. and in one way, if you'd let the market take care of it, it would be better, because people who never thought they would own a home could get a chance, because
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the housing prices have dropped so sharply. so, in one sense, that's a good thing. it is not good for the poor people who owned the house and have a mortgage of $1 million on a house now worth $500,000. those people are just in trouble. i suggest that you go back and negotiate with the bank, but the fact is that you have at lot of people in a lot of trouble, but it does give certain groups of people the right to go out to buy a house that never thought they could, but the bad news is that the banks are not loaning the money. all of this money was given to the banks, and the banks are not loaning the money. >> but they are making money. >> they are making a lot of money by just sitting there and doing nothing. i have a great company, and, you know that the banks don't even want my cash, because they have so much money, they don't want my cash. they want my accounts. they want my accounts, checking accounts, because they pay no interest on the checking accounts. >> is that the safest investment to keep your many knee in cash? >> who knows. then you see the stock market goes up, and it is sort of funny, because i am not a stock
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market player, because i don't believe in it too much, because i see the shenanigans, but when i see it up, i think, oh, gee, i should be in the market, but then a friend of mine said, did you feel stupid when the stock market dropped 50 or 60% and you didn't have stock? well, you feel good about that, but the fact is that the country is falling so far behind, and in ten years or 12 years, china, if it keeps going like this, with our money, meaning our products, and all of the money we are pouring into china, they are going the surpass the united states. that is a sad day for the united states. >> obama and the democrats want to keep the tax rates the same for families making under $250,000 a year. expiring at the end of the year, the bush tax cuts. >> right. >> the republicans want all, everyone, including millionaires and billionaires and people
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making more than $250,000 a year to have the same tax rates. where do you come in on this? >> well, you will take a lot of incentive away from people if you start to raise their taxes. >> for rich people, you mean? >> rich people. absolutely. because the rich people employ thousands. >> and the $700 billion that can be saved over the next ten years by not allowing the tax cuts to continue for people making more than $250,000 a year is money that can cut down the national debt. >> you know, it is relatively not that big of a number number one, and number two, when you talk about the rich people, relatively speaking, it is not that big of a number, and number two, it takes incentive away and number three, get out of iraq. we spent much more than a trillion two in iraq. >> well, they are getting out of iraq, but it is afghanistan. >> well, they have 50,000 or 60,000 still there. >> and next year. >> when we get out, it is going to blow up. i told you that four years ago. the minute we are out, it is going the blow up, and you know
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who will take over iraq? probably iran. for years, they were like this, back and forth and back and forth and we just ruined the balance of power, because we have crippled one country, so as soon as we are, in my opinion, as soon as we are out, iran will take over ra irairaq, and they the oil. we weren't smart enough. >> and president obama says that his policies have saved frus another depression, is he right? >> well, i do agree, and this did start prior to him getting there, but he also kept it going that he had to do something to sure up the banks, because the psychology of the banks and you would have had a run on the banks, the strongest and the weakest and i hated the ultraconservative view, and if they go out of business, that is fine. you did have to do something to sure up the banks. they probably should have done something for lehman brothers, because lehman was a disaster that caused lots of other
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disasters and lehman was a real disaster, but they had to do something to sure up the banks. it starred sooner than him, but it started with paulson, but also obama carried it forward and you did have to do it. whether you had to go beyond the banks, that is another thing. whether all of this t.a.r.p. money was spent wisely, that is another thing. >> what do you think of this tea party movement? >> it is extremely powerful. i love it. i love it. i think it is great. because they are telling people we are watching you. i really love it. they are saying, that we don't want china to take over the united states. they are saying that we don't want to see oil prices at $75 if they are supposed to be at $20 a barrel, and we don't want to be paying all of this money. there is a lot of great things happening in the so-called tea party movement. i will tell you, it has people thinking. i has got people on the democratic side and the republican side thinking. >> and these candidates like christine o'donnell and rand paul and sharron angle, and what do you think -- >> well, i'm not saying that i
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particularly am talking about any candidate, but i am saying that the tea party has the democrats and the republicans starting to think for the first time in a long time. this country is going to go down if they don't change their policies, and they better change them fast. we have deficits like we have never had before, ever before. i mean, i never heard the world trillion until about a year, and i heard billions and billion, but now trillion is like a routine. they are always using it with respect to the deficit. you look at our deficits with china, and you look at our deficits with other countries, and we are not running the country right. so, the tea party is getting people who don't focus, and all they want to do is to raise the taxes and give money away, and they are getting people to focus on what has to happen. if you look at what chris christie is doing who is a great guy. >> in new jersey, governor. >> and if you look at what he is doing in new jersey, it is a
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fantastic thing, and revelation. he is cutting the budget by $11 billion, and the people are going to be better off for it. he does not just cut, but he explains why he is cutting and how he is cutting and how in ten years, they will be better off. he is doing a great job chris christie. >> even donald trump's tv show is reflecting the harsh economic times that we all live in. he gives us a little taste of what to expect on the new season of "the apprentice" coming up later. i have to tell you that it is hard to watch in a sense. it is not easy. it is not easy and much different from the original verg. ♪ feed the senses. everyday i eat your soups, i save a lot of money. that's great. so, your rich and hearty soups have made me, rich and hearty. that's funny. i'm hearty because of your juicy steak, your potatoes... you're really, rich and happy. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup.
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there is more of my interview with donald trump coming up, but first more on the support of the tea party movement here in the united states. he says it is powerful, and he loves it. let's talk about that and more with cnn's john king who is the host of "john king usa" which
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begins at the top of the hour and our chief political correspondent candy crowley who hosts "state of the union" sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. eastern. will these high profile endorsements like donald trump help the tea party candidates win? >> i think that would rather have a contribution. but it is interesting to see a corporate establishment guy, and the tea party runs against the political establishment, and here is a guy in the corporate establishment to say what a wonderful thing it is about. and it generates talk about the tea party and people out in the state of delaware and kentucky and elsewhere for donald trump's guidance, but it is proof that he is so captivated by it, that it is the most intriguing force in the politics today. >> he said it reflects the deep anger, candy, anger that we haven't seen in the country for a long time, and how angry are the voters right now? >> from what we can tell, and
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listen, the most damaging thing is that there is a lot of anxiety out there, and the anger fuels the tea party, but what gets people like donald trump looking at them is the anxiety. you is saw it all through the interview. when you look at the tea party and what they say they stand for which is doing something about the trade coming in from china that is wrecking our trade s deficit, and if you look at the spending in washington, these are all things that trump brought up in the interview and all things that the tea party says it stands for. i did not take it as an overall endorsement of the tea party, but i love the energy and they are fundamentally changing the country, and he is clearly a man who thinks there should be fundamental changes. >> you heard donald trump say he is not sure that the president should recover and can win in 2012. it is early for any such predictions, but it does underscore how much trouble the president is in right now. >> you are right, way too early for the predictions, because how
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the republicans do will have a lot to do with the dynamic that president obama faces down the road. but the narrative that obama is weak and one-term president has caught on and you are hearing it in political circles and corporate circles and hear it in the country with people who are involved sometimes intensely in politics or tangentially. i was up in massachusetts to moderate the governor's debate and that is what everybody wanted to talk about is obama that weak or is obama going to be okay? this is going to be a different conversation after the elections in november, and then it will work out after that. >> and candy, many of us remember when the democrats lost the house and the senate, and a lot of ofolks think that made president clinton a better president having to work the majority in both houses, so it is possible that obama could be a better president if the republicans are in the majority? >> sure it is possibility, but the reason it worked for clinton
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is that it pushed him back to the middle where most of the country is, and it gave him an enemy if he needed it. and boy, if you could give me back a democratic house back or senate back, i could do more things, and put him in a better political position and someone to bounce off. so if that could happen to president obama? yes, it could, but this is an interesting time. and we would not have been talking about this eight months ago, so a lot can change between now and then. >> certainly true indeed. candy, thanks very much. john, we will see you right at the top of the hour. >> we will get back to my interview with donald trump coming up. he reveals a new change in the new season of the "apprentice," and what is so different from the original? a hint, the economy. and a check of the other top story, and a secret for president obama staying calm in one of the most stressful jobs imaginable. or the hundred-thousand mile powertrain warranty.
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kate bolduan is monitoring some of the other top stories in "the situation room." what do you have, kate? >> well, 5 million cans of similac baby formula are being recalled because they contain beetle parts. there are similar product lines offered in plastic containers and other powder in various-sized cans. similac says that the fda has said that the potentially tainted products do not cause health problem, but could cause intestinal irritation. and fda is investigating the massive recall of eggs, and how
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could we forget, but they did not learn much from the owner of one farm. owen bethel took the fifth at a house committee hearing. the owner of wright county egg who was also involved in the recall did talk and he apologized to anyone who was sickened by the tainted eggs. florida governor charlie crist says that his law will stop enforcing the bar from gay and lesbian couples from adopting children. the court cited equal protection under the law, and said that there was no rational basis to prevent gay parents from adopting. two sources close to chief of staff rahm emanuel tell cnn that he may step down adds early as october to focus on running for mayor of chicago. sources say that emanuel has not made a deficit decision on running, but he realizes if he does take the plunge, he has to
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run quickly to get the campaign off of the ground. >> and president obama held a discussion in the home of falls church, virginia, but he strayed off topic to talk to the crowd about a question he often faces about how he manages stress. >> people ask me, sort of how do i stay calm in my job. the reason i stay calm in my job is that every night at 6:30 no matter how busy i am, i go upstairs and i have a short commute, and i go upstairs and i have dinner with my wife and my daughters. and as long as they are doing good, as long as they are healthy and happy and running around and telling me stories about the crazy things that happened at school today, then there is a certain baseline that just gives you that sense, well, i can take anything, right? now, the flipside is when malia or sasha get a sniffle or an ear
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infection or a scrape or a bruise, i'm over there just miserable. >> dinner with the family helps anyone out, i would say, with stress. speaking of dinner, wolf, any dinner plans with mr. trump this evening for you? >> no dinner plans. i am getting on the plane to fly back on the shuttle. i will be back -- >> we miss you. >> i think that the president has a great way of expressing his feelings about his family, and his two daughters and very, very nice that is surely a way to ease some of the stress that comes with the job. good for him. i am glad he is having dinner every night with the wife and kids. wonderful family. see you tomorrow, kate. thank you, wolf. he made the fortune in real estate, but it was real ti tv that made donald trump a bonafide celebrity, but he says there is something in store for
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the upcoming season of his hit show. one final show, the "apprentice" a new season and new concept this year? >> well, it is a new concept and little bit nasty, and i must tell you, because it is people who are taken from the horrible economy and they don't have jobs. they had great job whens when t "apprentice" started because everybody was go-go, and now these people are down and out. it is a whole new thing, and we do the celebrity "apprentice," in two weeks, because we wanted to do a regular "apprentice" showing one person at the top of their class at stanford law school selling cupcakes. engineers with no jobs and one man with a great job and no job and he has five children and a wife. zero income coming in, no nothing. and we are showing that. i have to tell you that it is a little bit hard to watch in a sense. it is not easy. it is much different from the original version, but it is interesting, and it in some
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cases, inspirational, and in other cases, it is very sad, because these people are never going to make it. >> never? >> the world, the economy, and the country, and it is just absolutely knocked them out of the box. it is tough. it is going to be very tough for them. >> donald trump, thanks as usual. >> good luck. and should two los angeles departments have been able to create more than 55 jobs with $111 million in government stimulus money? jack cafferty next with the e-mail. and the one kiss that has countless tween girls crying. jeanne moos takes a moost unusual look. of a homemade meal. marie's new steamed meals. it's time to savor.
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jack's here with the care if i tile. >> the question this hour is just unbelievable. should two los angeles departments been able to create more than 55 jobs with $111 million in stimulus money?
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the hint on this question is yes. bobby in l.a. writes, since i live in los angeles and am forced to drive on poorly renovated freeways every time i leave the house, i think the city could accomplish a lot more. too many people taking too long to agree on decisions and then actually implement what the city has needed for years. craig in arizona writes, this is about what i expect from government. that's why it's so alarming to see my fellow citizens calling for the con first situation of wealth from the people who produce in this country. it will all go to waste and line the pockets of government officials. the new rich may likely be your local government officials. r. rights from santa rosa, the private sector would hire 50 people in china and the ceo and his or her friends would pocket the rest. lynn writes, trying to pick up any job he can with funds from the federal government. the money has been sitting there and sitting there and no one is
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letting any contracts for anything, no contracts are being awarded. what the hell is going on? she writes, this shows where our problem is. the good intentions. bob in long island writes, where are the watchdogs? hello, joe biden, are you home? jim in colorado, some years ago, the french came up with the perfect solution to this sort of thing. they simply removed the heads of the people running the country. tom in texas writes, name the 55 democrats who got those jobs. you know republicans wouldn't work for $2 million a year. if you want to read more, find it on my blog. giggling our way through the e-mails. it's not funny. it's not funny. >> shocking. >> it's terrible. >> makes my blood boil. >> now, don't get upset, we need you to be calm. >> but it's terrible. >> you're in "the situation room," we can't have you going off. >> $111 million, 55 jobs.
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i mean, it's not good. >> i could do better than that. >> thanks. bob woodward's new book on the obama administration comes out next week but a sneak preview in "the washington post" is already causing a stir in washington. we'll have more on the fallout. that's coming up at the top of the hour on "john king usa." but first, justin bieber fans are up in arms over this tmz picture showing the singer kissing a girl. this most unusual story with jeanne moos right after the break. , please? peggy? sure...well...suddenly it looks like i'm being charged a $35 annual fee. yes? tell me it's a mistake. yes? are you saying yes or are you asking yes? yes? peggy? peggy? anncr: want better customer service? switch to discover. ranked #1 in customer loyalty. it pays to discover. i really didn't see it coming.
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justin bieber fans call themselves true biebers but now doubt. they're distraught over a photo showing him kissing a girl. here with their most unusual reaction, cnn's jeanne moos. >> reporter: usually they scream for him but now they're shedding bitter tears. >> because i love justin bieber. >> honey.
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>> what, mommy? >> we don't have to cry because we love justin bieber. >> yeah, we do. sometimes. >> reporter: and this is one of those times. >> i'm so depressed right now. >> reporter: teenaged girls worldwide are depressed because justin bieber was photographed apparently kissing the girl featured in his song "baby." >> and that little -- >> making out -- >> reporter: every time the 16-year-old heartthrob kisses someone, fans weep. >> is it going to be all right? >> yes. >> reporter: take the time bieber was kissed by a blonde backstage. >> i think she's too old for him to be kissing on the lips. >> reporter: as one girl posted after this latest apparent kiss, my life is now officially pointless. the heartbreaking photograph obtained by tmz were -- >> actually shot by a canadian tourist who pulled up alongside justin bieber while he was in the back seat of this honda.
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>> reporter: tmz reports a source close to bieber says he was more upset about being caught in a honda than being caught kissing. the girl in question -- >> jasmine -- however you say her name. >> reporter: jasmine villegas has in the past denied any romance. >> don't worry about it. we're just friends. >> reporter: as if that's going to console anybody. >> do you want to listen to his songs? will that make you feel better? >> no, that makes me cry again. >> reporter: and now some of his fans, fans who used to kiss his picture. >> love justin bieber. >> what are you doing? >> nothing. >> reporter: are debating. >> i don't know if i should tear down my justin bieber posters. >> reporter: the truth is hash. >> the chances of justin bieber falling in love with you is slim to none. >> reporter: but some interrupt their tears with eternal optimism. [ phone ringing ] >> i bet that's justin bieber.
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>> reporter: some are taking it out on the girl bieber seems to be smooshing. >> she's so dead. >> reporter: yikes. beware of wrath coming from the mouths of babes. >> don't kiss him ever again, lady. >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn. >> we don't love just
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The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer
CNN September 22, 2010 5:00pm-7:00pm EDT

News/Business. Wolf Blitzer. Traditional reporting and online resources update international news. New.

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